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Forum topic by Jake0261 posted 10-13-2018 02:14 PM 776 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jake0261

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10-13-2018 02:14 PM

I’m out in Phoenix Arizona. I picked it up from a tree removal company. Any assistance in ID would be much appreciated.


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mahdee

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#1 posted 10-13-2018 02:24 PM

These are called invisible trees because they are nearly impossible to see. Good rescue!

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#2 posted 10-13-2018 02:30 PM

The removal creme used by the tree company tends to blur the grain making an ID difficult. The longer you wait, the more it just blends into the white background 8^)

Seriously, A few good pictures of the bark and end grain and if possible, a photo of a similar tree still standing. You will get all sorts of conjecture in reply!

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#3 posted 10-13-2018 02:50 PM

really :<))))))))))

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000

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#4 posted 10-13-2018 03:12 PM

Pretty sure new members have to have a certain number of posts (5?) before you can post a picture,
or that your first picture has to be approved ? Something like that?

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#5 posted 10-13-2018 03:28 PM

It’s Alder.

Definitely Alder.

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#6 posted 10-13-2018 03:35 PM

Ok ok you all are clearly from the north east. Thank you for the warm welcome, it’s a breath of fresh air having sarcasm back in my life. The photo was taken with a new iPhone filter, The ghost effect.

The wood is an almost blood/violet red. It’s not aromatic cedar(no smell)
There wasn’t any bark. It’s pretty heavy but resaws without much effort. I’ll post pictures when I level up.

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#7 posted 10-13-2018 03:41 PM



Ok ok you all are clearly from the north east. Thank you for the warm welcome, it’s a breath of fresh air having sarcasm back in my life. The photo was taken with a new iPhone filter, The ghost effect.

The wood is an almost blood/violet red. It’s not aromatic cedar(no smell)
There wasn’t any bark. It’s pretty heavy but resaws without much effort. I’ll post pictures when I level up.

- Jake0261


more descriptions without the pics still doesnt help,we need to see it.but i will say welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 10-13-2018 03:45 PM


There wasn’t any bark.

That explains how the tree died.

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AlaskaGuy

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#9 posted 10-13-2018 04:20 PM

In Alaska we call that a “No-See-Ums” trees.

Did you ask the tree service?

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#10 posted 10-13-2018 04:39 PM

Shot in the dark but maybe Blood Alder? But better see if Fridge can confirm? :)

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#11 posted 10-13-2018 04:50 PM

I have a similar looking tree in my yard. I’m adding a few Polaroids of the bark and end grain to help Jake out. I’ve always assumed it was Douglas fir, but what do I know?

BTW, welcome to LumberJocks. As you navigate your way around the site, you’ll come to realize that you’ve managed to ask the most loaded question there is to ask on LJ in your very first post.

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#12 posted 10-13-2018 04:56 PM

What trees grow in Phoenix?
Types of Desert Trees

Museum Palo Verde. Cercidium-parkinsonia hybrid. ...
Sissoo. Dalbergia sissoo. ...
Chilean Mesquite. Prosopis chilensis. ...
Tipu. Tipuana tipu. ...
Vitex. Vitex agnus-castus. ...
Willow Acacia. Acacia salicina. ...
Desert Willow. Chilopsis linearis. ...
Shoestring Acacia. Acacia stenophylla.

More items.

https://www.moonvalleynurseries.com/trees/desert-trees

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#13 posted 10-13-2018 05:02 PM

Nailed it! Those pictures are a little grey though,

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#14 posted 10-13-2018 05:52 PM



Nailed it! Those pictures are a little grey though,

- Jake0261

Save the images to Picasa and you can turn off the ghost filter to see them more clearly.

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#15 posted 10-13-2018 06:32 PM



It s Alder.

Definitely Alder.

- waho6o9

My man hit the nail on the head.

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